Katy Perry’s Father Who Once Called Her ‘Devil Child’ Is Proud of Her Super Bowl Gig

Football fan: Katy Perry is known for her racy and outlandish performances. She performed in a football uniform at the MTV Europe Awards in 2008. (FilmMagic)
Football fan: Katy Perry is known for her racy and outlandish performances. She performed in a football uniform at the MTV Europe Awards in 2008. (FilmMagic)

Keith Hudson once said his daughter was in need of ‘healing’; But he reveals he’ll watch her star in Super Bowl halftime show in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday

Superstar Katy Perry’s preacher dad – who once called her a ‘devil child’ – has revealed he will be in the Super Bowl crowd on Sunday to cheer her on.

Firebrand evangelical minister Keith Hudson declared the I Kissed A Girl singer, best known for her racy costumes and outlandish performances, was in dire need of ‘healing’.

However when Daily Mail Online caught up with him at his church headquarters in Orange County, California, Mr Hudson revealed his views have mellowed – and said he can’t wait to watch her in the Super Bowl halftime show.

He said: ‘Oh no, I don’t have a problem. She’s gonna do some good ones – she’s excited.’

Katy, 30, will perform in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, which is the most-watched musical event of the year.

More than 115 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, which is also will be broadcast worldwide.

And the star’s dad said he is looking forward to attending the clash between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Phoenix, Arizona.

But he made it clear he’s only going to Arizona for Katy – admitting: ‘I don’t watch football, I just hope somebody wins at the Super Bowl!’

However, the preacher said that Katy may be toning things down for the NFL, as when asked if she would be her usual provocative self, he exclaimed ‘No!’

Katy, who will be joined by singer Lenny Kravitz on stage, has made it no secret that she can’t wait for Sunday.

She even posted a picture of her toes painted with footballs, with the message: ‘Even my tippy toes are ready.’

'I don't watch football!' Keith Hudson says he doesn't follow football - but will be in the crowd to cheer on his daughter as she stars in the halftime show on Sunday.
‘I don’t watch football!’ Keith Hudson says he doesn’t follow football – but will be in the crowd to cheer on his daughter as she stars in the halftime show on Sunday.

Mr Hudson, 67, a reformed 1960s hippy who has dedicated the last forty or so years to spreading the Gospel – was dressed in a black t-shirt and pants with a huge pendant around his neck, a Christian cross ring on his finger, two silver chains on his wrist and blue sneakers

And confirming he’s proud his daughter landed the coveted half-time show gig at America’s biggest sporting showdown taking place in Phoenix this year, he said: ‘I’m always proud. I’m a proud father.’

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SOURCE: Mail Online
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